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Digital Activism: Relationships and Stories
Jeff Swift: "Digital media allow activist communities to spread their stories farther and faster than they could otherwise, but studies of digital activism repeatedly suggest that this capability doesn’t necessarily create an entirely new kind of activism."
jeffswift  onlineadvocacy  digitalrhetoric  activism  3844 
may 2015 by warnick
Pipeline Information Network
Created by a class of Virginia Tech students. Great case study in online advocacy.
onlineadvocacy  activism  vt  digitalrhetoric  3844 
may 2015 by warnick
Carly Fiorina failed to register this domain.
Digital rhetoric in action: "Carly Fiorina failed to register this domain. So I'm using it to tell you how many people she laid off at Hewlett-Packard."
digitalrhetoric  onlineadvocacy  singleservingsite 
may 2015 by warnick
Fight 215: Stop the Patriot Act's Mass Surveillance
Great video by Kirby Ferguson. The whole site is a nice example of effective online activism.
kirbyferguson  surveillance  government  onlineadvocacy  activism  video  vtride 
april 2015 by warnick
Millennials and the Age of Tumblr Activism
NY Times: "[W]hether passion on Tumblr translates into participation in the real world is up for debate. Ms. Katwiwa described a time when she used Tumblr to promote a protest in New Orleans. She was disappointed when of the thousand or so people who promised to show up, only 400 materialized."
nytimes  tumblr  socialmedia  onlineadvocacy  activism  digitalrhetoric  3844 
january 2015 by warnick
In defense of “slacktivism”: The Human Rights Campaign Facebook logo as digital activism
Stephanie Vie, in First Monday: "This article suggests that even small moves of support, such as changing one’s Facebook status to a memetic image, assist by demonstrating a supportive environment for those who identify with marginalized groups and by drawing awareness to important causes. Often dismissed as 'slacktivism,' I argue instead that the digital activism made possible through social media memes can build awareness of crucial issues, which can then lead to action."
firstmonday  activism  onlineadvocacy  digitalrhetoric  facebook  socialmedia 
january 2015 by warnick
Ten hours of walking in NYC as a woman
Possible case study for my Rhetoric in Digital Environments class.
digitalrhetoric  onlineadvocacy  feminism 
november 2014 by warnick
Beyond Cyber-Optimism and Cyber-Pessimism
Mary Joyce: "Digital technology does not have uniquely positive or negative effects on activism. Much depends on context, on the political system in which activists are operating, and on the complexity of the problem that they seek to remedy."
onlineadvocacy  digitalcivics  activism  3844 
may 2013 by warnick
Money Wins Elections
A beautiful website by Tony Chu that calls attention to the most significant problem in American politics today. (Seriously—fix this, and you fix government.)
webdesign  inspiration  government  lobbying  politics  lawrencelessig  onlineadvocacy 
may 2013 by warnick
The Breathe Project
"The Breathe Project is bringing together businesses, government, organizations and residents throughout southwestern Pennsylvania to clean our air for better health and a stronger economy."
april 2013 by warnick
Online game to demonstrate the challenges faced by the working poor.
april 2013 by warnick
Useful example for my unit on Online Advocacy.
april 2013 by warnick
Book Burning Party
A group of citizens in Troy, New York, took a satirical approach to passing a bond issue for their public library.
digitalcivics  onlineadvocacy  library  3844 
april 2013 by warnick
New Digital Activism Data!
Mary Joyce: Last month my other initiative, the Digital Activism Research Project, released version 1.0 of the Global Digital Activism Data Set (GDADS), a collection of digital activism cases from around the world, created as an open resource to scholars."
digitalcivics  activism  onlineadvocacy  3844 
april 2013 by warnick
New nonprofit focused on advancing computer programming education. Lots of good links and interesting tutorials here.
code  programming  onlineadvocacy  education  multiliteracies 
march 2013 by warnick
How to Stop the Bullies
Emily Bazelon, in the Atlantic: "In the early days of the Internet, the primary danger to kids seemed to be from predatory adults. But it turns out that the perils adults pose, although they can be devastating, are rare. The far more common problem kids face when they go online comes from other kids: the hum of low-grade hostility, punctuated by truly damaging explosions, that is called cyberbullying."
atlanticmonthly  bullying  socialmedia  youth  onlineadvocacy  digitalself  3844 
february 2013 by warnick
Open States
Sunlight Foundation initiative for tracking legislation (and legislators) on a state-by-state level.
government  politics  onlineadvocacy 
february 2013 by warnick
Why Social Movements Should Ignore Social Media
Evgeny Morozov's long, detailed takedown of Steven Johnson's new book, Future Perfect.
evgenymorozov  stevenjohnson  internetculture  activism  onlineadvocacy  socialmedia 
february 2013 by warnick
What is a 'Hacktivist'?
Peter Ludlow, in the NY Times: "In the simplest and broadest sense, a hacktivist is someone who uses technology hacking to effect social change. The conflict now is between those who want to change the meaning of the word to denote immoral, sinister activities and those who want to defend the broader, more inclusive understanding of hacktivist."
peterludlow  nytimes  hacktivism  onlineadvocacy 
january 2013 by warnick
#PDFTribute list of documents
A collection of links to scholars' publications, posted in tribute to Aaron Swartz.
aaronswartz  pdf  onlineadvocacy 
january 2013 by warnick
All You Need Is (Facebook) Love: ‘Compliments’ Accounts Go Viral at Colleges and Universities
Time magazine reports on an encouraging trend: college students setting up Facebook pages to collect compliments for/from their fellow students.
timemagazine  socialmedia  facebook  compliments  onlineadvocacy  3844 
december 2012 by warnick
Demand a Plan
Online effort to improve gun control, started in response to the Newtown school shooting.
onlineadvocacy  guncontrol  petition  3844 
december 2012 by warnick
"Causes is a free online platform that provides easy-to-use tools for driving change. We help passionate people share ideas, find supporters, raise money, and make an impact."
onlineadvocacy  digitalcivics  charity  activism  3844 
december 2012 by warnick
Hello There, Racists!
Is doxxing OK if the victims are terrible people? "[W]ith publicly available information, let the words, names, and faces of these racists be documented so that they may be responsible for them."
onlineidentity  doxxing  racism  onlineadvocacy  tumblr  digitalself  casestudy 
november 2012 by warnick
The People's Bailout
David Rees explains how the Rolling Jubilee works: "OWS is going to start buying distressed debt (medical bills, student loans, etc.) in order to forgive it. As a test run, we spent $500, which bought $14,000 of distressed debt. We then ERASED THAT DEBT. (If you’re a debt broker, once you own someone’s debt you can do whatever you want with it — traditionally, you hound debtors to their grave trying to collect. We’re playing a different game. A MORE AWESOME GAME.)"
debt  onlineadvocacy  3844 
november 2012 by warnick
Understanding Digital Civics
Ethan Zuckerman: "I’m beginning to think that certain types of civic participation are simply organic to the internet. Once we have the ability to create and share our own information, we create and spread media to promote the causes we care about and raise money to support the causes we value."
digitalcivics  onlineadvocacy  activism  ethanzuckerman  3844 
november 2012 by warnick

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